3 Things To Consider If You Are Worried About Alzheimer’s
Over 30 million people worldwide are now living with Alzheimer’s disease. To help preserve mental function and protect against age-related cognitive decline, eat an anti-inflammatory diet, keep your mind and body active, and consider these:
- A daily low-dose aspirin. Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by mediating inflammation. Because NSAIDs can cause stomach irritation, they should always be taken with food.
- DHA. This omega-3 fatty acid, which occurs naturally in cold-water fish, essential for normal brain development, has been linked to healthy cognitive function.
- Active exercise. The leading physicians in the field of Alzheimer’s all point to the evidence behind regular, intense exercise as a preventative measure. Start easing your way into a routine that tires you out three to four times a week. (Check with your health care provider before beginning any exercise program.)
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